Long-stanging charity shop to close in Hastings Old Town

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A long-standing charity shop in the Old town is closing its doors today (Saturday, February 25).

Scope, in George Street, has been in the town for many years.

Pat Lee, from Scope, said: “The shop is closing tomorrow because we have not been able to get new committee members. Existing members, who have been on the committee for a long time, are retiring and we have especially been unable to fill the more important posts like secretary, chairman and treasurer.”

She said the decision to close the George Street shop was reluctantly made ‘a few months ago’.

There is another Scope charity shop in White Rock.

Scope provides support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year in the UK.

The charity first came about in 1952.

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